Artists’ work on show for Easter

Jackson Lavell-LeeBusselton Dunsborough Times
Artist Douglas Kirsop with one of his pieces at Yallingup Galleries.
Camera IconArtist Douglas Kirsop with one of his pieces at Yallingup Galleries. Credit: Jackson Lavell-Lee

The Yallingup Galleries will celebrate its annual Easter exhibition with an opening event tomorrow from 6pm with artists Larry Mitchell, Nellie Crawford and local artist Douglas Kirsop.

The exhibition will remain open to the public from 10am-4pm every day until Tuesday, April 30. Exhibiting artist Kirsop said his recent works were inspired by the power of water.

“Its behaviour in reflecting light and colour, and the movement of air across its surface produces a hypnotic resonance,” he said.

Kirsop said he enjoyed the balance and challenge of abstract works while his realism pieces were based on a journey to the MacDonnell ranges in the Northern Territory.

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“It’s (water) as strong as the resonance of light, space and deep vibrational energy often felt in the silence of the land,” he said.

Yallingup Galleries curator Suzie Vidler said Crawford captured the feeling of quiet contemplation in her paintings.

“Nellie Crawford is an acclaimed contemporary still life artist, recognised for her distinctive and finely executed oil paintings,” she said.

With the subtle use of colour and a deep respect for the technical skills of drawing and painting, Crawford creates paintings evoking a sense of tranquillity and balance.

Mitchell is a self-taught artist with a keen interest in the WA coastal environment.

Mitchell’s Seascapes and Landscapes attempt to record the places and cultures that are under threat from climate change through panoramic realist paintings.

“Through the One Degree Centigrade project, my aim is not only to record but also to create a yearning for what might be lost,” he said.

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